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Galway's fine form continues as they move up to third with another home win

Disappointment for Finn Harps at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Vinny Faherty was on target for Galway United (file pic).
Vinny Faherty was on target for Galway United (file pic).
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Galway United 1

Finn Harps 0

GALWAY UNITED KEPT up their 100 per cent record at Eamonn Deacy Park as they beat Finn Harps tonight to maintain their impressive form in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

Vinny Faherty fired the winning goal just before the hour as Tommy Dunne’s side registered their fourth win of the season in front of 1,505.

After victories at home to Bray Wanderers, Bohemians and the Mayo League, Galway United were looking for more home comfort in the Galway venue.

However, it was scoreless at half-time, as Finn Harps played with five in midfield and choked the life out of Galway’s passing game and Tommy Dunne’s men were forced to play the ball back as they poached for an opening.

The best chance of the opening half went to Kevin Devaney moments before half-time. He was put through by Ryan Connolly but instead of pulling the ball the back, he shot well wide. Ryan Curran also went close for the visitors but it was 0-0 at the break.

And after another ponderous opening from Galway United in the second-half, Finn Harps could have taken the lead when Dave Scully rose to head an Adam Hanlon cross just over.

The home side punished them when they struck the front 14 minutes into the second period. Colm Horgan and Enda Curran linked, before Devaney crossed and Faherty finished for his fourth goal of the season.

Killian Cantwell almost doubled Galway’s lead in the 68th minute when he headed Devaney’s corner inches wide. And Ryan Curran should have taken advantage of Paul Sinnott’s mistake but he couldn’t draw Harps level as United took the points.

Galway United: Winn; Horgan, Sinnott, Cantwell, Walsh; Shanahan, Sullivan, Connolly, Devaney; Curran (Cunningham, 89), Faherty.

Finn Harps: Brush; McNulty, Cowan, Mailey, Coll; Curran, Boyle, Harkin, McNamee (McHugh, 71), Hanlon (Flatley, 84); Scully (Houston, 71).


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